Asbestos and YOU!
Asbestos and buildings, how can it affect you? If not handled correctly, people are in danger of inhaling asbestos contaminated air and serious chronic health problems can result.
It is important to have a heighted awareness to asbestos when acquiring, disposing, renovating, and demolishing a property that may have materials that contain asbestos. It is advisable to have an inspection done on a property to determine if there is asbestos in advance of undertaking any of the above mentioned activities. Costs to remove asbestos can be very substantial.
WorkSafe BC outlines those buildings older than 1990 have a potential of containing asbestos. Materials that can contain asbestos include but are not limited to, insulations; shingles and felt for roofing; exterior siding; pipe and boiler covering; compounds and cement, such as caulk, putty, roof patching, furnace cement; drywall; texture coat; ceiling tiles; vinyl floor tiles; and wiring. For more information on this check out WorkSafe BC’s website... www.hiddenkiller.ca